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today. gender, lgbt, poverty. it is my hope that will be among the lasting legacies of an obama presidency. >> wonderful. thank you. we have about 30 minutes for questions and answers. please speak into the microphone. >> thank you for speaking. my question is about crossing the aisle. i know we want our politicians to be doing that and i want to hear your thoughts on how we do that ourselves. this campaign, i am young so i do not know how it has been in the past, but it has been frustrating not being able to connect with republicans and conservatives, especially family members. i feel like if we want our politicians to do it, we have to know how to do it ourselves. key to that is sympathy and respect. i have a hard time being empathetic towards people who are homophobic and sexist, etc. i am wondering your thoughts on that and how we did that on an individual level if we hope for that to happen on the national level. >> that's a good question. >> it is risky. just have to take the risk to have personal conversations. for me, i believe that stepping out and talking to people who
. thank you for taking my call. they are saying president obama did not know. but eric cantor knew ahead of time and he didn't tell anybody. maybe the president did not know about this. shouldn't eric cantor have told congress about this? guest: i do not know how much he was told. a national security issue involving petraeus and no more details. he went back to the fbi about it. it is not necessarily his job to investigate allegations like that. usa" writes's work -- guest: it is important for any cover-up to be exposed. there was a potential for compromise and that is something that should be brought out. in the old days, before there was oversight, there were all kinds of terrible abuses going on. the press did not reveal these things. the fbi under j. edgar hoover was blackmailing members of .ongress, illegal wiretapping the cia was giving lsd to some other employees. the cia was doing foolish things to try to get castro's beard to fall off. you end up filing the law and people's constitutional rights but you also lose focus. that is what we saw in many cases. when the congress start
been reelected and there won't be any more real elections? for the many problems that president obama is facing both internally and externally, to what extent does his in ministration be committed to either immigration, policy reform, [inaudible] which are to the big issues with latinos. >> thank you. one last one? what i have a try at these two, and i'm sure my colleagues will want to jump in. first of all, i would say two things and i know peter will want to talk about brazil. i am always struck by how important immigration is for the whole region. i remember when president bush went to uruguay and the president of third way, vÁzquez, and there were two issues that he talked about on the agenda. one was trade and the other was immigration. one does not think immigration would be a central concern for uruguay, but i'm struck by how important it is not only for mexico, central america, the caribbean, but for a lot of south america, even a country like uruguay. frankly, if there were serious immigration reform, that would provide a very helpful for broader cooperation with much of sou
term for president obama and the issue of actually in his congratulations thanking him for dealing with counterterrorism policies. let's keep in mind that no president -- president hadi is actually part of the old regime. he was the vice president of president saleh and he's a military man. he's a military man with a military history and the vice president of the old regime, of the old president, and he was part of the policies that have been adopted in the past decade. so that's one. from the number of statements that hadi talking about -- -- the military units which is one of the major challenges that president hadi's facing now. and actually that will have success or failure in the interim phase that he's leading now. the former regime, the former president is still there and is part of the opposition, leading the opposition group. so one of the major challenges is reforming security units in yemen and that is that the president had the -- the u.s. help is needed. so we see that continuing policy of focusing on counterterrorism and military supports to president hadi and to the
think obama needs to consider that with also the potential strictures that would place on the domestic economy. host: to ryan in new mexico. democratic caller. caller: thank you, c-span, for taking my call. we talked about syria and iran or pakistan or libya earlier in the show. i'm concerned about north korea. the son of kim jong il, i think he's allowing certain westernized foods and he's educated, so he's more westernized. do you foresee any, and i don't want to say relationship with north korea, but anything being done? i don't really see any sanctions or any aggression from the obama administration on north korea. i know there are talks going on but specifically president obama dealing with 25-year-old kids, i believe, should be done. i think president obama could actually talk to him and maybe get back to the six-party talks. i would like to know your opinion on that. guest: i think that's a good question. you know, you mentioned the new leader of north korea, kim jong il's favorite son is now in power. i don't think there's a great deal we know about him. north korea is a famous
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